OK, so Tennant gets the pipeline and the construction goes …

Comment on Tennant Creek gets the pipeline, not Alice Springs by Hal Duell.

OK, so Tennant gets the pipeline and the construction goes to a company that, from its website quoted in the article, is already heavily involved in Australia’s gas and water infrastructure in the eastern states. Done deal?
And Alice? It looks like we may be getting the nuclear waste facility, or at least the Aridgold Date Farm on the Old South Road is on the short list.
This raises a number of interesting questions. Among them, is there any guarantee that the facility, whether here or at one of the other short-listed sites, will not be expanded into a world dump as advocated by, among others, former PM Bob Hawke?
And if the date farm is chosen, what transport infrastructure would be required? Would they seal the existing road south from Alice, or would they build a new road west to a new purpose-built rail siding?
At least the Simpson Desert looks safe for now. No pipeline, and no improbable waste facility at “Hale” on the Old Andado Road. But I do wonder about the reasoning behind all the reported road works carried out past Santa Teresa.
Something tells me this story is far from over.

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Tennant Creek gets the pipeline, not Alice Springs
@ Francis, posted November 18, 2015 at 9:11 am: Sorry, did I miss something? Are you saying there will be a pipeline across the Simpson?


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